Request PendingSep 04, 2020
Quarantine's a drag
Drag artists have displayed their art through lip sync performances and dance numbers in night clubs and bars for decades. Now their usual venues have closed due to the pandemic, and drag artists are finding other ways to express their creativity and maintain their livelihood.
Getting off track
One of the hottest meme Facebook groups right now is about...trains. Yes, trains. New Urbanist Memes for Transit Oriented Teens has over 200,000 members, and posts range from comics to pictures of high-speed trains to discourse over the importance of bike lanes. Issues around transit and urban spaces hardly make it to the national debate topic list, but on the internet, they’re center stage. Why do young people care, and how is city planning changing under their influence?
A new age of sex work
They say sex work is the oldest profession, and over generations, it has evolved and taken on new forms. Its latest iteration: Onlyfans. On Onlyfans, creators sell and users pay for access to original, independently made pornographic content. Sex workers are making big money from behind a computer or phone screen and often find a sense of empowerment in the process.
Minisode: Deep sea or deep space?
This week, the Request Pending crew explores a very big question: deep sea or deep space? Executive producer Haley Butler offers her stance and explains why her love for the deep sea goes deeper than a fascination with octopi and submarines.
Not your average yard sale site
Why does everyone love true crime?
How Money Diaries empower women
The comforts of ASMR
Featuring ASMR creations from Gentle Whispering ASMR, Goodnight Moon, Bluewhisper, Massage ASMR, Behind the Moons, LovelyVirus and Equal ASMR.
Into the woods with cottagecore
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